Johnathan Patin-Sauls
He/Him/His
Johnathan Patin-Sauls

About

As a former professor (psychology, world literatures, writing programs, film & media studies), admis...

Texas and Prague
10 years of experience
Creative Writing
Architecture
Psychology
Language
Computer Science
Johnathan helped students get into:
Fashion Institute of TechnologyFaulkner UniversityFlorida Institute of Technology
Florida International UniversityFlorida State UniversityFranklin Pierce University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Faulkner University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida State University
Franklin Pierce University
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Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them

My process

Each of my essay students is provided with a Google Document copy of my admissions workbook. It's updated twice yearly and reviewed and revised by current admissions officers at Yale, Princeton, UNC- Chapel Hill, and UC Berkeley. It includes a personalized timeline, essay lessons, resources for building a school list and choosing a major, FAQs, and more information about applying successfully to highly selective schools. I also provide a pdf of the 100 most recent successful essays completed by my students along with my own written commentary. These include Personal Statements and Supplementary essays. The workbook provides the framework for the rest of our meetings, with assigned work for them to complete in between so they stay on track and we're never wasting time "on the clock." I do answer student questions by message as they work on their assigned writing or research in between meetings.
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.

Packages

The Personal Essay: From Start to Finish

12 hours

SALE: Half off for a limited time! Forget the formulas and fad advice for crafting a stellar personal essay. Admissions officers really want something that’s going to make them sit up amongst the ceiling-high stacks of applications and set their coffee down for a closer read. Using my system even the most reluctant writers will walk away with an essay that tells a great story in their own voice and will get universities excited to say yes. (Student homework must be completed in full. Package includes four live sessions and two asynchronous sessions. Package length includes a minimum of six hours live & six hours of asynchronous reading, research, revision, and response.)
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$1,200($100/hr)

A Complete Introduction to the Admissions Process

14 hours

25% off. 14+ hours total. Appropriate for students and/or parents. In addition to answering all of your specific questions, our meetings will cover the following topics in the context of your particular goals, needs, and values: - Choosing a major. - Building your school list, parts 1 & 2. - Building the senior year schedule. - Resume/extracurricular review and analysis. - Acing your interviews. - Setting yourself apart from the competition. - How to secure the best letters of recommendation (and why that's important). - Summer planning, parts 1 & 2. - Paying for College. -Finding the right volunteer position, research opportunity, internship, or summer job to boost your resume. - Introduction to writing the personal essay.
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$2,100($150/hr)

Essays: Complete

22 hours

SALE: 25% off! Let's work together to ensure that all of your essays end up pitch perfect. We'll work step-by-step through all of your essays, including Common App, Coalition, UC Schools, non-affiliated schools, and all supplementary essays.(Student homework must be completed in full. Package includes seven live sessions and four asynchronous sessions. Package length includes unlimited email-based advising and a minimum of eleven hours live & eleven hours of asynchronous reading, research, and revision).
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$3,300($150/hr)

The Total (Application) Package

60 hours

SALE: Half off for a limited time! Includes everything in the "Intro to the Admissions Process" & "Essays: Complete" packages PLUS: We'll work together to build you the perfect school list, choose the perfect major, and I'll assist with any extra application requirements like letters of recommendation, portfolios, resume-building, and more.(Student homework must be completed in full. Package includes twenty-two live sessions and eight asynchronous sessions. Package length includes unlimited email-based advising and a minimum of thirty hours live & thirty hours of asynchronous reading, research, and revision).
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$6,000($100/hr)

The Ultimate Unlimited

200 hours

SALE: 75% off for a limited time!!!! Get everything in the "Total Package" plus monthly mentorship meetings to keep you on track in school and your extracurriculars. Summer volunteer/internship placement. Special project support (thinking about creating a nonprofit, website, app, performing research, or publishing a book or article?). Unlimited asynchronous meetings and email support. Access to complete college-prep digital and video libraries. Interview, waitlist, and deferral support. ALSO: Unlimited essay review!
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$10,000($50/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$200.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

THE Common App Brainstorming Session--Discounted!

$400.00 / 120 min
The #1 bestseller. Completely prepares you to begin a rough draft! 2+hrs live & 2+hrs asynchronous.

Plan the Perfect Summer (Includes research!)

$280.00 / 120 min
Don't settle for the same generic advice everyone else is getting. (1+hrs live & 1+hrs of research.)

Find the Perfect Volunteer Position

$200.00 / 60 min
I'll interview and connect you with 2-3 great opportunities to show the world how much you care.

One Hour of Asynchronous Research

$120.00 / 60 min
Need answers fast? Not sure how to sift through the internet's often-contradictory advice? Allow me!

Which Schools Belong on YOUR List?

$145.00 / 60 min
Maximize your success: learn to build a school list that reflects your goals, needs, and values.

Suggested School List: 2+hrs Asynchronous Research

$400.00 / 120 min
IMPORTANT: Only book if we've set the parameters of your personalized school list in a live meeting.

Two Hours of Asynchronous Research

$230.00 / 120 min
Need answers fast? Not sure how to sift through the internet's often-contradictory advice? Allow me!

Half Hour of Asynchronous Research

$75.00 / 30 min
Need answers fast? Not sure how to sift through the internet's often-contradictory advice? Allow me!

What Classes Should I Take Next Year?

$145.00 / 60 min
We'll work together to boost your potential and edge through smart course selection.

Mock Interview & Prep

$145.00 / 60 min
Don't guess or leave your success up to chance. Prepare with a pro--for any interview opportunity.

Essay review

Full Review

$30.00 + 8 cents per word
Estimated return time: 24 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps